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11 July 2008


Challenging statements - preview

Roger Sawkins analyses Australian research into pornography and asks whether British Quakers have a corporate view

Some may think it presumptuous for an Australian Friend to comment on the Britain Yearly Meeting website, but I hope my long association with Friends here and in the UK is sufficient excuse
  • In addition, the BYM website is a world-wide resource and is read by English-speaking people in many countries

  • I was alerted by an article in the newsletter of the Quaker Lesbian and Gay Fellowship in the UK to the following statement on the BYM website (http://tinyurl
  • com/49yzv3): 'Although there is no authoritative statement issued by Quakers it would be safe to say that most Quakers feel that pornography degrades women and contributes to a climate that oppresses and exploits them
  • '

    Roger Sawkins

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